Part II: Voter Suppression in 2012 and Election Day Volunteer Training
Presented by Q-WAVE, SALGA, The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), and GAPIMNY.
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7pm-9pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room C205
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th St*
Though New York has a large proportion of ASAP communities who are eligible to vote, voter suppression occurs in the in very subtle ways, which silences our representation in government. And due to the number of documented cases of deterrents to ASAP communities exercising their right to vote, voter suppression or so-called “election protection” has been a hot topic all around the U.S. in recent months.
Come and learn more about the latest in these modern era Jim Crow laws and how they affect the ASAP community. We will be recruiting and training volunteers to help AALDEF administer a multilingual voter survey and to document voting problems on Election Day at poll sites around NY and NJ.
This year’s survey will also poll Asian American voters about their attitudes and support for same-sex marriage.
Whether or not you vote this year, you can help with AALDEF’s project to monitor poll sites on November 6 in Asian American neighborhoods. We are seeking bilingual speakers (elementary level speaking proficiency is all you need) in any of the following languages: Bengali, Cantonese, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Malayalam, Mandarin, Punjabi, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese. To sign up: http://www.aaldef.net/volunteer_monitor_form.aspx
*You may be asked to present photo identification by CUNY security staff.